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Why Acquisitions May Not Be the Best Route to Innovation

Kenneth M. Davidson (Attorney with the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C.)

Journal of Business Strategy

ISSN: 0275-6668

Article publication date: 1 March 1991


Large mergers are out (for the most part), so the army that has been developed to push mergers will find new targets. In response to competitive challenges from abroad and less capital available to potential buyers, the new advice is likely to advocate that large corporations make smaller, more focused acquisitions.


Davidson, K.M. (1991), "Why Acquisitions May Not Be the Best Route to Innovation", Journal of Business Strategy, Vol. 12 No. 3, pp. 50-52.




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